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Minot High wrestling hopes to repeat as state champions

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Coming off its first state championship in 24 years, the Minot High wrestling team is hoping to keep that momentum going into the 2017-18 season. The Magi graduated four wrestlers off of their championship team but return a strong foundation from last year. “We got a solid core of seniors, ...

Our Redeemer’s senior Ryleigh Popinga attacks the ball in a Region 6 semifinal match against Lewis & Clark at the Minot Municipal Auditorium.

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Elusive championship

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At the start of the season, there were some doubts as to whether the Our Redeemer’s Christian School volleyball team could continue its dominating run through Region 6 and make it back to the state tournament for the fourth consecutive season. The Knights (36-7) used that as motivation, ...

Introducing the MDN night reporter

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For those who haven’t noticed by now, Ashton Gerard is the new night reporter at the Minot Daily News. She started on Aug. 28, but it’s better late than never on this introduction given that somehow both sports editor Garrick Hodge and sports reporter Alex Eisen weren’t properly ...

Six Beavers Named to NSIC All-Conference Football Team

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State senior Bryce Broome and sophomore JoseLuis Moreno were each named First Team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division and Kiante Goudeau, Larry Overstreet, Lavante Bushnell and Matt Marler were also named all-conference as announced by the ...

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Minot State's Tyler Rudolph (24) shoots a 3-pointer during a college basketball game Tuesday at the MSU Dome.

Rudolph records career-high 40 points

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It’s going to be pretty hard for any men’s basketball player to top the two-game stretch Tyler Rudolph has been on. The 6-foot-6 senior Minot State forward has made a combined 29-of-37 shots in two games, posting a then-career high of 37 points on Saturday and then topping that with a ...

Rudolph named NSIC North Player of the Week

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Minot State senior Tyler Rudolph has been selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week the league office announced on Monday. Rudolph helped the Beavers begin the season with a pair of double-digit victories by averaging 23.5 ...

MSU’s Goudeau named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State junior Kiante Goudeau has been selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week the conference office announced on Monday. Goudeau helped lead the Beavers to a 23-13 victory over St. Cloud State on Saturday in Minot ...

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The Minot High volleyball team celebrates after a point scored in a match earlier this season.

Taking strides forward

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When Sherry Carlson stepped in as the new Minot High School volleyball coach last year, the Majettes were coming off a troublesome two-win conference campaign. Two seasons later, Minot High is a relevant contender in the West Region again by racking up 17 conference wins with Carlson at the ...

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MSU cornerback Kiante Goudeau (13) celebrates after recording a pick-six Saturday in St. Cloud, Minn.

Fun in the snow

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St. CLOUD, Minn - A dominating defensive performance, two defensive touchdowns and touchdown celebrations involving snow angels. Saturday’s game had it all for the Minot State football team. For the first time in program history, MSU defeated St. Cloud State, concluding their season with ...

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MSU's Matt Marler (36) sheds a block Saturday.

Learning season in the books for local MSU football players

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Going into the 2017 season, the Minot State football team was pridefully in the influx of local talent they had recruited into the program. From a pair of Division I transfers to the three Bishop Ryan Lions who had played their high school games on the same field at Herb ...

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Minot State's Holly Johnson drives to the lane during a women's college basketball game Friday at the MSU Dome.

MSU women’s basketball captures 26-point win in season opener

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Not a single lead change occurred Friday as the Minot State women’s basketball team took on Rocky Mountain State. By the end of the second quarter the lead had extended to seven points, and it only went up from there. The Beavers defeated NAIA opponent Rocky Mountain College 79-53 at the ...

Majettes volleyball season ends with 3-1 loss to Bismarck High

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MANDAN - The Minot High School volleyball team came two set wins short of reaching the state tournament for the first time since 2011. The No. 6-seeded Majettes (20-20) fell in four sets to No. 5-seeded Bismarck High (24-16) Saturday in a state qualifier match in Mandan by set scores of ...

Six players in double figures for MSU win

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LANCASTER, Texas — Sophomore Trevor Rothstein led a balanced Minot State attack with a career-high 19 points leading the Beavers to an 84-70 victory over Southern Arkansas in the season opener for both teams on Friday in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/ Great American Conference ...

MSU’s Rudolph scores career-high 37 points in win

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LANCASTER, Texas — Senior Tyler Rudolph scored a career-high 37 points leading Minot State to a 78-50 victory over Henderson State in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Great American Conference Challenge on Saturday. Rudolph was dominant in surpassing his previous career high of ...

MSU duo place fifth at Bison Open

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FARGO – Zach Berry and Briley Crissler each posted a fifth-place finish leading the Minot State wrestling team at the 2017 Bison Open on Saturday in the Scheel’s Center. Berry posted a fifth-place finish in the 157-pound division, while Crissler was fifth in the 197-pound ...

Century wins state swimming

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Some high school teams win state championships with a formidable nucleus of blue-chippers, and others win with depth. Normally, the magic formula is a mix of the two. Century, however, leaned heavily toward the blue-chipper model in capturing its third straight girls swimming and diving ...

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Minot High defensive back Kyler Stenberg (20) looks up at the scoreboard after West Fargo players, right, celebrate a touchdown.

Magic runs out

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FARGO — An onside kick, three unanswered touchdowns and a state championship slipped away from the Minot High School football team Friday night at Fargodome. West Fargo (12-0) wrapped up a perfect season and captured the program’s first Class 11AAA state championship since 2003 with a ...

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Minot High running back Dylan Danielson (25) is hugged by an assistant coach after Minot High's 56-28 state championship loss Friday at the Fargodome.

EISEN: The agony of defeat, remember the journey

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FARGO - For some players, it still hasn’t even sunk in yet. While others are stuck in a constant loop of reliving certain plays over and over again. Losing affects people in different ways. But, whatever the coping mechanism, it all hurts the same. The harsh reality is, nothing can ...